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After the first round of a fecal immunochemical test-based

Negligible Drop in Neoplastic Lesion Dx After First Round of FIT

Negligible reduction in neoplastic lesion detection in proximal versus distal colon after first round of FIT
Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen testing is not recommended

PSA Testing Not Recommended for Prostate Cancer Screening

Odds of choosing screening up for men with family history, African descent, low socioeconomic status
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all pregnant women for syphilis infection. These findings form the basis of a reaffirmation recommendation statement published in the Sept. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy

Screening results in decrease in incidence of congenital syphilis; no harms identified for penicillin
The quality of shared decision-making about the initiation of lung cancer screening is poor

Poor Shared Decision-Making for Lung Cancer Screening

Physicians universally recommended screening, with almost no discussion of harms
A sensor array has the potential to identify de novo Parkinson's disease patients with high sensitivity

Sensor Array May Detect De Novo Parkinson’s Disease in Breath

Sensitivity, specificity, accuracy values of 79, 84, and 81 percent for detecting PD from controls
The Women's Preventive Services Initiative recommends annual urinary incontinence screening for women and referral for further evaluation and treatment if indicated

WPSI Recommends Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening

Due to limited evidence, other experts urge caution in implementing guideline for women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated the recommendations for screening for cervical cancer; the final recommendation statement has been published in the Aug. 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF Updates Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening

Cytology recommended every three years from age 21; different screening options from age 30 to 65
A novel high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T protocol for ruling out myocardial infarction rules out more patients than the existing protocol

Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction

High-sensitivity troponin T rules out AMI in emergency department patients sooner than existing protocol
Cell-free DNA sequencing represents an advance in genomic medicine and has associated ethical challenges

Review Addresses Cell-Free DNA Sequencing in Pregnancy

cfDNA testing for trisomy 21, 18, 13 recommended in pregnancy; no FDA oversight for testing
As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign

AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing

Five evidence-based recommendations list tests, procedures that doctors, patients should question